Great Dorset Steam Fair

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CITY: Dorset

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The Great Dorset Steam Fair is a quintessentially British event. Part trade show aimed at big buyers and part festival for campers, music fans and holiday makers alike. The event is organised in a big area in the village of Tarrant Hinton in Dorset during the height of summer. The product portfolio is eclectic at best as it encompasses everything – traction engines, tractors, farm machinery, classic cars and commercial vehicles, rustic crafts, autojumble restoration and customization parts and vintage collectibles.  

  • The Great Dorset Steam Fair is spread over a grand total of 600 acres where live demos and stunts run around the clock. The show is a massive success with 1000 exhibition stands and 200,000 international visitors; 
  • The Main Arena is where most of the live demonstrations take place and visitors get to see traction engines and steam rollers in action. You can experience heavy haulage, threshing, sawing logs, ploughing and road-making; 
  • The Great Dorset Steam Fair honors British history and it’s why one of the showcases at the show is going to be a retrospective of Foden’s – a major British brand – showcasing all its models from steam to diesel. 

Travel 2 Fairs ltd has the experience to handle any assignment, even when you have to stay in a small town in a rural area. We have the capacity to locate guesthouses and hotels in Tarrant Hinton and the neighboring towns of Blandford and Salisbury. Whether you’re traveling with a few people or a big team of over twenty, we are on the job to help you find the most optimal accommodation. But you also need to think about transportation, Travel 2 Fairs ltd can arrange for a rent-a-car and a private transfer to your hotel.